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Hi I'm Rheo

I am a mother. I am competitive. I love to playing games, going on road trips, and meeting new people. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My parents converted to Mormonism when I was an infant. The gospel of Jesus Christ has given me the ability to speak in public, to enjoy music, and to learn both of things secular and spiritual. I attended BYU many years ago. I never obtained my Bachelor's Degree because Motherhood snuck up on me. I am about to finish my first year of the BYU-Idaho Pathways program. Going back to school (on-line) at 40 has been challenging and rewarding at the same time. I have had to put some things on hold while pursuing this goal like scrapbooking and photography, baking, or even cooking dinner on a regular basis. My family has been supportive as I have figured things out. My goal is to graduate with my Bachelor's degree by the time my daughter graduates from High School. Four years seems like an eternity, but I know I can do it. I love people! I love getting to know others and hearing their stories. I have yet to meet a person I cannot learn something from.

Why I am a Mormon

I love this church! I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is nothing I have learned that doesn't make sense to me. I love that God has put us on this earth in families. The family unit is so important. Society seems to be changing the definition of the family, but God's definition of family never changes. I love that His commandments remain the same yesterday, today, and forever. There is peace in the constancy of His laws. This may sound crazy, but I am also grateful for trials. We become refined as we walk through life's hardships. There is a lesson to be learned in all that we do and all that happens in our lives. I believe in the power of prayer! I have had many prayers answered from the simple--help me find my keys, to the more complex--which college should I attend? Is this church true? Having a prayer answered testifies to me that my Heavenly Father loves me and is aware of me. He wants His children to be happy. True happiness comes through obedience to the commandments.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has provided me with so many opportunities to serve others. This church is run by volunteers who are called to serve in a variety of areas for a short period of time, and then they get asked to do something new. I have been privileged to teach all ages. My favorite calling is what I do right now. I serve the teenage girls in my congregation. We plan weekly youth group activities, do service projects, teach the girls about things like integrity, virtue, and faith. I learn so much from these young women. They are so amazing and have so much potential. They face a world where "normal" is chaos. I feel so blessed to be able to serve them. Over the years, I have learned to work with all kinds of personalities, and am grateful to those who have learned to put up with my type-A style. The beauty of religion is that it teaches you to love other people as Christ loves them. It helps you to see their true potential and to get along. It helps you to become one in purpose. That kind of unity that is based on love is hard to come by. I try to live my religion every day, in all that I do and say. When I fall short, I ask for forgiveness and try to do better the next time. I am grateful for a Savior who has provided a way for me to return to live with my Father in Heaven again someday.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to grow at a steady rate because people are searching for meaning in life. A dedicated group of missionaries serve all over the world and try to contact those who are searching for that something more that will make their lives more meaningful. These missionaries teach that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father. This knowledge gives purpose and meaning to our lives. The members of our church are open, friendly, and willing to share their testimony and knowledge with anyone who asks. When people give Mormons a chance, they like what they learn. Show more Show less